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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do I cure my autism?

Posted: 22 Jul 2009, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 3,611

If it's the stimming you're getting into trouble about, maybe try to find a less intrusive stim.

Perhaps fidget with a pen, or doodle, or move your fingers in a pattern. That's what I do in order to avoid my main stim (which is finger biting), if I'm aware of it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Suffer from insomnia? Try the Roman solution!

Posted: 22 Jul 2009, 2:12 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,945

pensieve wrote:
So my lack of sleeping is due to me running out of lettuce? To Subway I go!

mmmm... Subway...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: I'm guessing

Posted: 18 Jul 2009, 8:37 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,072

What about locking the thread? If the posts are offensive, perhaps a new kind of lock status could be added. This lock would cause the thread to be unopenable (maybe with an exception for the people that participated in the thread?) An alternative that should require no programming, is to remove all...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: So Many Stickies

Posted: 18 Jul 2009, 8:31 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,679

I find them annoying too. I try to ignore them, but you still need to scroll down to see the "real" posts. I think I never read these because I tend to stop following posts after they have grown to more than 3 or 4 pages in general. The reason for this is that the system only remembers what posts yo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Worse in Summer?

Posted: 18 Jul 2009, 7:26 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,615

I also crawl in my shell much more when it's too hot. The heat is so uncomfortable to me that I cannot think straight and I have much less energy to cope with my autism. For me it's just like being tired; then the symptoms are worse too.

Winter is the best time of year ;)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reading issues.

Posted: 18 Jul 2009, 7:18 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,222

A technique a colleague of mine (who's NT, I think?) uses to help him read lines of text on the computer screen, is to select the sentence he's reading with the mouse. This highlights it by inversing the colors, causing it to be easier to read.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Responding to compliments, difficulties?

Posted: 27 Jun 2009, 8:12 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 4,002

Yeah, dealing with compliments is a b***h :(

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The truth about liars

Posted: 27 Jun 2009, 7:43 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,757

Pfft. That question has little value; beauty is a famously subjective thing, is different for everyone, and therefore there is no true answer; there was no objective "most beautiful woman at the party", there were only a group of people, each one of whom had their own opinion on the matter. 8) haha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The truth about liars

Posted: 27 Jun 2009, 7:39 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,757

b9: I think your script sounds either unrealistic (if it's a question for validation, like the example assumed) or like W is trying to deliberately set up M to get him into trouble. I'm not saying that that doesn't happen, but I don't think that's the default NT "script" under discussion. Of course,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The truth about liars

Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 5:16 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,757

I don't lie that much! If that's average, then I'm going to very carefully scrutinise the responses I get from people. That's what I thought at first, too. But then you'd have to ask what they think of as lying.... see this for an example: The best response I can think of is 'I wouldn't know, I was...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: I wish Bill Gates supports "I'm an Aspie" ad

Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 4,064

I have always wondered why people think he cares about how good his software is. It sells, and sells well. He's not a salesman by trade, he's a programmer. Love of the craft should be enough reason to care. In the same way you would expect a carpenter to care about selling sturdy chairs instead of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The truth about liars

Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 3:50 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,757

I think it's important not to hurt people. This is not just for their sake, not to break their fragile little hearts, but also for yourself, so you can avoid unneccessary conflict. Like they explain in the video, if your wife asks "was I the most beautiful woman at the party", you sure as hell are n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Running into people literally

Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,814

Another thing that always happens to me is I can't figure out when, or how long to look at or notice someone who is passing by me. Or I do the 'avoid eye contact until the last possible second so they don't think I'm staring and then maybe look at them as I pass so they don't think I'm trying NOT t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The truth about liars

 Post subject: The truth about liars
Posted: 26 Jun 2009, 2:50 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,757

Saw an interesting documentary about lying and facial expressions the other day, which I don't think has been posted here yet: (You can watch it online) I think it ties in neatly with some of the discussions we've been having he...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone Have Trouble Saying "Hi"?

Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 1:07 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 3,696

Anyway, more or less. But there is one person I know that departs from the script... when I say 'How you been?' she tells me. I DON'T WANTTO KNOW! So I hide from or ignore her, because my script doesn't work and I don't know what else to do. 8O 8O Am I the only one that appreciates the irony in th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Intuition

Posted: 25 Jun 2009, 12:54 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 4,821

I think people on the spectrum have and even use their intuition just as much as anyone else. I think where we differ is how often this intuition is actually correct when it comes to social situations and other things we tend to have problems with. Possibly this is simply caused by our lack of exper...
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